For me, writing is an intricate process. First of all, when the original due date is assigned I get nervous. I think about how long I have to complete the assignment and then I begin to think over the assignment criteria several times until I feel as if I have a good handle on things.
Then I let things sit for a while and I go onto other tasks, knowing in the back of my mind that I must write something eventually. When I think about why I tend to procrastinate, it is not that I do not like to write, because I enjoy journaling in a personal journal quite a bit. The problem lies when I think about others reading what I have written. Writing can seem particularly daunting when I have to fulfill a long page requirement. Sometimes I feel as if I worry more about making it to the goal of pages more than what I am actually saying throughout my wording and such.
When I do sit down to write, it is usually past ten o’clock at night and I have coffee in hand, and chex mix or some peanut m&m’s nearby. I know that when I must write, it doesn’t matter how long it takes me, the paper must be completed, so when I sit down to begin, my thoughts must all fall into place.
When I have been typing for a particularly long amount of time, and seem to hit a bit of a block, I often stand up and walk around my apartment for a bit-refilling my water glass, or listening to one quick song on iTunes or something.
Then it is back to my computer to capture more and more of my thoughts within writing.
Blogging is new for me, but when I was younger I kept a small journal for simple poetry that I had heard, and I also made several rhymes up myself. Keeping things in a small journal has always been appealing to me, because I like to know that I can write things down and see them, but then get to choose whether or not I share the same thoughts with others. It is like a treasure chest of sorts.
I see this blog as a challenge to myself to write informally and then give others a chance to look at what I’ve been writing. Then after reading, they may choose to respond and I will have validity that my words are being read by others.
This link is to my cousin Becca’s wedding site and blog
One other milestone for me-developing a personal website this past semester in Web Design class-here’s the link: